Former House SST Energy Subcommittee Staff Director Joins ClearPath

Washington, DC – Thursday, January 4, 2024 – ClearPath announced Hillary O’Brien, former Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology (SST) Energy Subcommittee, has joined its team as a Senior Program Director for Carbon Management and Science.

“2023 was a banner year for carbon management, and we are incredibly excited to have Hillary join our expanding team,” said Jeremy Harrell, Chief Strategy Officer of ClearPath. “The International Energy Agency projects that carbon capture, utilization, and storage solutions are critical to reducing global emissions and ClearPath continues to be a strong advocate of those technologies. Hillary’s abundant experience in carbon management and science will guide this portfolio and our policy team to a new level.”

In this role, O’Brien will lead ClearPath’s carbon management program, focusing on the development of innovation, financing and regulatory policies for a wide range of carbon capture technologies and carbon removal solutions with a focus on the oil and gas sector. She will also oversee and coordinate policy and analytical research across the organization’s policy initiatives.

Before joining ClearPath, O’Brien directed and managed legislative priorities across the SST Committee's Department of Energy jurisdictional portfolio. During her six years with the Science Committee, O’Brien supported the passage of various clean energy bills, including the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 and the Energy Act of 2020.

O’Brien holds a Master of Science in Geological Sciences from Brown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Colgate University.

O’Brien joins ClearPath’s reputable team of carbon management and clean energy research experts, including Savita Bowman, Senior Program Manager on Carbon Management; Karen Obenshain, Program Manager on Natural Gas; Casey Kelly, Senior Advisor on Research and Electricity; and Jasmine Yu, Policy Advisor on Agriculture.

In addition to welcoming Hillary, ClearPath celebrates the promotions of two team members. Chris Tomassi as Head of Government Affairs and Colleen Moss as a Managing Director, leading ClearPath’s industrial policy program while serving as a senior member of the government affairs team.

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ClearPath’s mission is to develop and advance policies that accelerate innovations to reduce and remove global energy emissions. To advance that mission, we develop cutting-edge policy solutions on clean energy and industrial innovation. An entrepreneurial, strategic nonprofit, ClearPath (501(c)(3)) collaborates with public and private sector stakeholders on innovations in nuclear energy, carbon capture, hydropower, natural gas, geothermal, energy storage, and heavy industry to enable private-sector deployment of critical technologies. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter: @ClearPathAction